A compilation of big hits in Brazil in the late 50's on the Columbia label. Giving a snapshot of what was popular back then - a mix of home grown Samba and other latin rhythms and imported American pop with the likes of Johnny Mathis and Jo Stafford etc.
Wikipedia says -
"The music of Brazil encompasses various regional music styles influenced by African, European and Amerindian forms. After 500 years of history, Brazilian music developed some unique and original styles such as samba, zouk-lambada, lambada, choro, bossa nova, frevo, maracatu, MPB, sertanejo, Brazilian rock, axé, brega, and others. Samba has become the best known form of Brazilian music worldwide, especially because of the country's carnival, although bossa nova, which had Antônio Carlos Jobim as one of its most acclaimed composers and performers, have received much attention abroad since the 1950s, when the song Desafinado, interpreted by João Gilberto, was first released. Instrumental music is also largely practiced in Brazil, with styles ranging from classical to popular and jazz influenced forms, featuring composers like Heitor Villa-Lobos, Pixinguinha and Hermeto Pascoal. The country also has a growing community of modern/experimental composition, including electroacoustic music."
Tracks are -
1. Siete Notas De Amor - Trio Los Panchos 2. Jambalaya - Jo Stafford 3. Serenata Do Adeus - Silvio Caldas 4. A Certain Smile - JohnnY Mathis 5. Noite - Cauby Peixoto 6. Lamento - Alexandre Gnattali